Hierarchy of a Production Part 2: Sound

The sound department is the smallest department of a production. The sound mixer is responsible for on-set sound. Under him are a boom operator and a cable wrangler. There is also the post-production sound designer, who is responsible for developing the various audio textures that are needed to draw an audience into a story and increase “production value.”

When going into the filmmaking world, it is extremely important to know everyone’s job. There are a myriad of reasons for this, ranging from being able to call someone out when they’re not working their hardest to being able to jump in and take over a position in a time of crisis. This lesson will help you to better understand the production hierarchy and how you can and will fit into it.


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